It is being reported that the new Rolling Stones documentary directed by Martin Scorsese is scheduled to open on April fourth.
“Shine a Light” is the name of the documentary that came about due to the friendship between Stones front man Mick Jagger and Scorsese. The two have been working on another movie pertaining to the music business that he hopes to continue and finish after this latest project.
“There was talk of me doing a concert film of the Bigger Bang tour, and that started as a major spectacle,” he says. “The main idea was for me to shoot the Rio de Janeiro show, for which they estimated more than a million people and more than 50 cameras. I was really into it. I was about to do it. I was finishing editing ‘The Departed.’ I was going to do it. At a certain point, I looked at 50 cameras, a million people, I said, ‘Where are the Stones?’ ”
This is not the first music documentary to be directed by Scorsese, who has also had a hand in the creation of the Woodstock movie and directed the nearly four-hour 2005 PBS miniseries “No Direction Home.”
The Stones have also made a number of concert movies, the most popular of which probably being the 1970 film “Gimme Shelter.”